The studio responsible for video games such as Crash Bandicoot remasters or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater will work specifically on Blizzard projects.
Brand-new business motion in the computer game industry. And it is that Vicarious Visions, developers of current titles such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy or Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, have actually merged with Blizzard instantly, to dedicate themselves “totally to existing Blizzard video games and initiatives”. This is collected by the GamesIndustry medium, confirming that the studio based in Albany, New york city, will not perform more of its own tasks.
They will only work on Blizzard jobs
Hence, and after this merger, the 200 workers of Vicarious Visions will maintain their tasks, although now within the Blizzard company structure, workers who from now on will dedicate their work solely to tasks of the business responsible for titles such as Diablo, Overwatch or Wow, amongst many others. That is why Vicarious Visions will no longer establish games as its own studio.
” After teaming up with Vicarious Visions for a long time and developing an excellent relationship, Blizzard realized that there was an opportunity for Vicarious Visions to provide long-lasting support,” they state from Blizzard, without defining what the studio is working on now in relation to Blizzard.
In addition, Jen Oneal, Director of Vicarious Visions, is moved to the function of Executive Vice President of Development at Blizzard; In this sense, Simon Ebejer fills in Oneal at the head of Vicarious Visions. Let’s bear in mind that Vicarious Visions was acquired by Activision in 2005 to work and team up in much of the primary franchises of the company such as Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Fate, Skylanders or Call of Responsibility.